Cycle to Work scheme, Bike Doctor & future improvement plans

Cycle to WorkThe University’s Cycle to Work Scheme will open for applications from next Tuesday, April 1, providing employees with an opportunity to save money on the purchase of a new bike.

As part of our commitment to encouraging and facilitating sustainable methods of travel, the scheme provides colleagues with the use of a bike and safety equipment.  The cost is then paid over a twelve-month period.

There’s a further financial incentive to take part, as the scheme is an approved salary-sacrifice initiative, meaning there are significant tax and National Insurance savings available. Many colleagues have joined the scheme since it was first introduced in September 2011.  The closing date for applications is Thursday, 17 April 2014.

To find out more about the Cycle to Work Scheme and how to take part, visit the cycling pages.

Bike Doctor on campus

Bike doctor poster 140401For colleagues whose bike could do with a bit of care to keep it on the road, there will be a free bike doctor session next Tuesday, April 1, from 12noon until 2pm, at the MyCycle shop in Horlock Court.

The bike doctor will perform a quick safety check of your bike and let you know of any other maintenance it may need.





Future cycling improvements

Further improvements to cycle storage and complimentary facilities are currently being planned. These include:

  • A secure cycle storage facility at Mary Seacole
  • A secure cycle storage facility at the Sports Centre
  • Full refurbishment of male and female showers at Maxwell Hall

These works will take place over the summer.

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